For Westerners, a willingness to learn about Chinese culture can make an interracial or international relationship stronger.
For Chinese people who want to meet others from the same ethnic background, Internet dating sites can help.
One thing it’s not, according to one female expat, is an ideal place for a western woman to find romance.
Global Times recently published an article written by a “Stephanie N.” Titled “Single foreign females in China don’t have it easy“, Stephanie complains that circumstances are tough for her and other foreign women when it comes to finding love in Shanghai, saying that the “odds are simply against us” and calling the entire experience “bittersweet”.
As with any culture, not everyone from China shares the same beliefs.
This was mostly over the internet, and I have no doubt it's thanks to the shelter of relative anonymity that he felt free to act out.But in traditional Chinese families, the parents may expect to have a say.Issues that often emerge include: You're bound to get into trouble if you assume that for all Chinese, dating is the same.I think it's also interesting that a Chinese man has never cussed me out for politely turning down a date, whereas one particular American has called me a "bitch", "whore", and "slut", before telling me "all Chinese girls are like that".That was probably the worst verbal abuse I've ever received from a potential date (only, come to think of it), and I calmly used logic and dignity to reply to his anger.